IEC called on to benchmark on Zim women

Sekgororwane said the country could do better in women's representation PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Sekgororwane said the country could do better in women's representation PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

With Botswana’s bad record in gender equality in politics, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) benchmarking from neighbouring countries, could help open conversations around electoral reforms.

Botswana currently stands at the bottom of the SADC region's women representation in Parliament and councils, 11% and 18% percent respectively.

Countries such as Zimbabwe, where the IEC benchmarked last week, have adopted legislative special temporary measures, such as gender quotas and reserve seats.

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